Amid tragedy, baseball can wait
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CSN Washington dot com. Hello and welcome in the Packers -- that central I'm Julie Donaldson now we start tonight with a heavy heart as they sent our condolences. To the families of the victims of the navy yard shooting to those whose lives were impacted by today's horrific tragedy you were in our hearts and and our prayers. Michael Michael Jenkins with you often times sports to provide a needed respite from days like today. At others they provide no relief at all so while keeping our highlights and coverage in the proper perspectives. Thank you for joining us here on Comcast sports net. Let's take a look at the timeline of events the shooting reportedly takes place -- enables these systems command headquarters at 8:20 this morning. At 1005 AM and eighty confirms via Twitter several injuries with reports that the tallies. At 11:50 AM a senior navy official confirms the shooter is debt. -- it to mayor Vincent Gray says twelve people have been killed he later -- thirteen fatality including the main suspect. Shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon a mark -- reported that the scheduled game between the Mets and Braves had been postponed. Certainly the right move considering the stadium's proximity to today's tragedy. Here's how bad decision came about. The nationals knew fairly early on Monday that. They wouldn't play this game that it would just be too inappropriate. Given the events had taken place only couple blocks away. At the navy yard but it takes time to coordinate all this with federal authorities local authorities Major League Baseball better talk to everybody. Figure out exactly how they want to handle this and how the postponement and rescheduling would work. Ultimately was about two things fans' safety with an active investigation still going on. In fact the ball park facilities the parking garage was being used. As a staging area for family members who put that all together and it was a fairly easy decision for the nationals it was not appropriate to play this game. CSN Washington dot com.